In this post, I will review the first of three protein bars by WOLO, out of Bell, California. They are distributed by FAM FOODS LLC. These protein bars are geared towards the traveling public, with the first one, called the WOLO Protein WanderBar Peanut Butter Road Tripper being the bar I will taste in this post.
The packaging on the WOLO bars are quite unique, with a traveling theme on the front of each rapper. These bars have vitamin, zinc and turmeric, which is not found in all protein bars, so this bar is somewhat unique in that respect. The ingredients list is the typical protein bar fare, with a few that I haven’t seen much of.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Pea Protein), Prebiotic Dietary Tapioca Fiber, Peanuts, Tapioca Syrup, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Vegetable Glycerine, Tapioca Starch, Coconut Flour, Water, Sunflower Lecithin, Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Sea Salt, Almonds, Purified Stevia Extract, Zinc Gluconate.
The ingredients are not completely clean, however, there is turmeric, zinc and flaxseed, three ingredients that add a bit of an interesting twist to this protein bar. Flaxseed is very healthy and nutritious, and you can read about it’s health benefits here. I like the fact that this bar has flaxseed, as most of the other protein bars that I have tried don’t have this super food.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 220, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrates 20g, Fiber 11g, Sugars 4g, Protein 16g.
This bar is relatively low in calories, has some cholesterol, and has 11g of fiber. With 16g of protein, this bar is healthy in my opinion, much better than eating a regular sugary candy bar.
My Honest Review
As I open the wrapper, I get a very mild peanut butter smell. The bar has two layers, the top layer is peanut butter nougat along with pieces of peanuts. This layer rests on top of a bar with the texture and consistency of a rice crispy treat.
The bar has a mild crunch, and although not really all that moist, softens up nicely as I chew. There is not a strong protein taste, but there is one. The flavor of the bar is extremely mild, boarding on bland, and is not sweet.
I would suggest that you drink a beverage if you decide to try this protein bar, as it is rather dry at first, but softens as I continue to chew. I can see where this bar could appeal to a traveler, or a hiker, as the texture is one that would hold up well in a backpack, and wouldn’t melt that quickly under outdoor conditions.
I like that this protein bar is crunchy and is not sweet, and it eats like a healthy snack without all the added sugar. It is a bit bland as I stated before, so don’t expect to be overpowered by an explosion of flavor, as this is not what this bar is about.
It is about eating a healthy snack in between meals, and I don’t consider it a product to eat to add a lot of muscle along with a workout program. But if you are out and about, walking or hiking or on a vacation and want a quick protein filled pick me up, with a nice amount of fiber, this bar is one you should try. No major surprises here, just a nutritious, quick and easy snack. Good stuff.